Inspiration: Bleached Denim
While working on the Spring 2013 collection, I was thinking a lot about road trips —- the freedom, the legend —- and thought of the movie Easy Rider. Big open skies, wisps of clouds and a carefree way of life all brought to mind bleached denim. As a girl who experienced the 80’s firsthand, I have experience with bleaching… seems like back in those days nothing was more uncool than a stiff brand new pair of dark jeans so I’d destroy them with bleach. I love this bleached denim dress —- for me it’s a “cool girl” look and an effortless one at that.
We also have a jumpsuit and a pair of shorts for Spring which I love because they are fashion forward yet wearable —- more cool than crazy. For these pieces, we bleached these by applying the bleach with a paintstroke technique. We also have denim pieces in more structured shapes like a peplum jacket and a moto vest —- these we used the more traditional denim process with heavy washing and abrasion. Look out for more denim pieces on the way: we have a white denim jacket for Summer which was bleached, abraised, and mixed with leather.
Rebecca Taylor Denim